Time now to take a look at the Premier League’s best midfielders this past weekend. Round seven of the English top flight produced some great goals and some wonderful individual performances.
The best team of the weekend were arguably Jose Mourinho’s Man United, and this is reflected by the presence of not one, but two of his midfielders in this week’s review.
Marouane Fellaini was the king of Premier League midfielders this weekend, and he seems to be fast approaching key player status at Old Trafford. That is a standing that seemed almost impossible for him just 12 months ago, but he is flourishing so far this season. He bagged 10 points for himself, heading easily to the top of the list of best performing midfielders this weekend.
He scored two goals – his first ever brace as a United player – and his team kept a clean sheet as United saw off Crystal Palace 4-0. That is an influential performance right there – the Belgian will be hoping he can build on that momentum and carry it through further into the season.
His high performance level can only have been helped by Juan Mata. Fellaini’s midfield cohort also put in a performance right out of the top drawer, helping to nullify much of Palace’s forward vision. He was instrumental too, providing an assist to go along with a goal of his own. That gave him a return of six points for the weekend, second only to Fellaini but tied with several others.
In nearby Merseyside, Burnley enjoyed a winning afternoon of their own. It was somewhat less emphatic but no less impressive – the Clarets won 1-0 at Goodison Park, piling further pressure on Toffees boss Ronald Koeman in the process.
Their best midfielder that afternoon was none other than Jeff Hendrick. The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international proved himself good value at 7.00m, as he scored the winning goal. That gave him four points of course, with two coming from Burnley’s clean sheet. That tied him with Mata on six points for the week.
In somewhat similar fashion, Kevin De Bruyne at Man City further justified his large 11.50m valuation with a six point return of his own. He scored the only goal in City’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. That really is a huge result – it cannot be understated – and gave De Bruyne the chance to get one over his former club of course.
Moussa Sissoko gave Spurs fans reason to smile during their 4-0 win at Huddersfield. That result dished out the Terriers’ second defeat of the season, with Harry Kane as influential as always. So too was Sissoko, however – his six points came in identical fashion to Mata, Hendrick and De Bruyne. One goal and a clean sheet put him at the top of Spurs’ midfielder charts for the weekend.
Finally, the other player who ended up with a six point haul this weekend was Arsenal star Alex Iwobi. At just 2.50m he represents the best value purchase in this review, as he achieved the same feat - a goal and a clean sheet. Arsenal’s confident 2-0 win at home against Brighton may be more like what the fans were hoping for, but Iwobi’s progress this season will certainly be worth monitoring.
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